Poll survey gives AAP clear majority

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday released a poll survey it commissioned that predicted a clear majority to the party in the Delhi Assembly elections.

The opinion poll results projected a stunning defeat for Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It places BJP in the second position and the Congress, a close third.  The survey has also projected Arvind Kejriwal to be ahead in chief ministerial race.

Harshwardhan is second and Sheila Dixit is in the third position. The survey, conducted by Cicero Associates, estimateed 35 per cent votes for the AAP and projects 38 to 50 seats for it. The survey has projected 26.6 per cent votes and 11-17 seats for BJP and 25.8 per cent votes and 8-14 seats for Congress.

Releasing the survey, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav claimed a wave similar to what was found in Andhra Pradesh when N T Ramarao contested the elections for the first time.

 He said that this rapid survey was done on November 30 and was the fifth and last survey commissioned by the party. He claimed complete authenticity and said that technical protocols have been strictly maintained. The survey projected that the party had support among all the classes.

However, survey data revealed high percentage of votes for the party among upper and high middle class. The support in high middle class reached up to 39 per cent.

The survey also revealed that the party was competing with Congress in getting support among Muslims and Dalits with 36 per cent votes in each of the categories.  
The party, according to the survey, has very good support among youth as 40 per cent of the respondents of the survey has supported it.

Yadav claimed that the fourth round of survey was done between November 18 to 21, which had also projected a lead with 32 per cent of votes. However, the party felt the need for fresh survey after the sting operation by a media organisation. The latest survey reveals that the sting operation had affected the party adversely.

Prashant Bhushan claimed that people were supportive since inception and gradually they formed their opinion about the party.

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